How? Let me explain, my name is Julie and I was diagnosed with Diabetes 24 years ago. I am 80 lbs over weight and saw a vision of my future, it was not good. Over the years I would go to gyms and (come on ladies) you know what it is like being over weight and walking into a gym, do I need to say more?

I have always been interested in Martial Arts but have always thought I was too “out of shape “ to ever even try, until a friend told me about Calasanz Physical Arts. With a few phone calls, I found myself entering Calasanz’s studio. Meeting with Calasanz himself as he showed me around the dojo I never felt more at home. Apprehensive about working out, Calasanz promised me I would not harm myself in any way. Every person I met male or female said hello, shook my hand and bowed with a smile and said Welcome! I found myself signing up and thinking this must be a fluke. As I came back the next day, everyone in the dojo said hello, bowed, smiled and said welcome. It has now been 2 months, and I have been receiving 1 on 1 personal training and have learned so much in a short period of time. Learning how to stretch, breathe, train for endurance, develop muscle tone, strength and flexibility all in a simple yet complex way that has done wonders for me. I look forward everyday to working out (something I never thought I would never say) and I feel like a child in a candy shop saying what’s next?  

My blood sugar has come down 10% my blood pressure has come back to normal, and I can now go though my life without running out of breath. The weight is taking time but I know it is coming off with each movement I make. There is no CAN”T at Calasanz. All are welcome, all are accepted, take it from me I am a tough one to convince and it has been the best decision I have ever made.

Calasanz Martial Arts and Fitness


507 Westport Ave, Norwalk CT 06851

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